Jingjing Wu

Professor; Associate Head Graduate Studies

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

PhD - Statistics

University of Alberta, 2008

MSc - Probability

Beijing Normal University, 2002

BSc - Computational Mathematics

Central University for Nationalities, 1999

Contact information


Office: 403.220.6303


Office : MS548


  • STAT 523 - Non-parametric Statistics
  • STAT 601.23 - Topics in Probability and Statistics (Asymptotic Statistic Inference)
  • STAT 701 - Theory of Probability I

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Minimum distance estimation
  • Non/semi-parametric models
  • Regression/Logistic regression models
  • Efficiency and robustness
  • Mixture models
  • Survival analysis
  • Feature selection
  • Classification and clustering

Research Supervision

  • Currently accepting graduate students for Ph.D. and Masters program.
  • Currently accepting undergraduate students for research projects. 
  • Currently seeking to hire postdoctoral fellows.

Please contact me by email for more information.


  • ***Note: My graduate or postdoc co-authors are annotated by †. Publications before year 2020 can be found on Scopus and Google Scholar.
  • Semiparametric modelling of two-component mixtures with stochastic dominance. Jingjing Wu, Tasnima Abedin† and Qiang Zhao . Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, to appear. (2022)
  • Robust and efficient estimation for nonlinear model based on composite quantile regression with missing covariates. Qiang Zhao, Chao Zhang, Jingjing Wu and Xiuli Wang. AIMS Mathematics, 7(5). 8127-8146. (2022)
  • Non-parametric comparison and classification of two large-scale populations. 3. Seyed Kamran Ghoreishi, Jingjing Wu and Ghazal S. Ghoreishi . Journal of Korean Statistical Society, to appear. (2022)
  • Robust and efficient estimation of GARCH models based on Hellinger distance. Qiang Zhao, Liang Chen† and Jingjing Wu. Journal of Applied Statistics, 49(15). 3976-4002. (2022)
  • Bi-level variable selection in semiparametric transformation mixture cure models for right-censored data. Jingjing Wu, Xuewen Lu and Wenyan Zhong†. Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation, to appear. (2022)
  • A two-component nonparametric mixture model with stochastic dominance. Jingjing Wu and Tasnima Abedin†. Journal of the Korean Statistical Society, 50(4). 1029-1057. (2021)
  • Minimum profile Hellinger distance estimation for semiparametric simple linear regression model. Jiang Li† and Jingjing Wu. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, 375. 1-30. (2021)
  • Semiparametric regression with the U-shaped baseline hazard function in the additive hazards model under general censoring mechanisms. Shabnam Fani†, Hua Shen, Xuewen Lu and Jingjing Wu. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 91(16). 3255-3282. (2021)
  • Bi-level variable selection in semiparametric transformation models with right-censored data. Wenyan Zhong†, Xuewen Lu and Jingjing Wu. Computational Statistics, 36(3). 1661-1692. (2021)
  • Bayesian analysis of restricted penalized empirical likelihood. Mahdieh Bayati, Seyed K. Ghoreishi and Jingjing Wu. Computational Statistics, 36(2). 1321-1339. (2021)
  • Empirical estimates for heteroscedastic hierarchical dynamic normal models. Seyed K. Ghoreishi and Jingjing Wu. Journal of the Korean Statistical Society, 50(2). 528-543. (2021)
  • kTWAS: integrating kernel-machine with transcriptome-wide association studies improves statistical power and reveals novel genes. Chen Cao, Devin Kwok, Shannon Edie, Qing Li, Bowei Ding†, Pathum Kossinna, Simone Campbell, Jingjing Wu, Matthew Greenberg, Quan Long. Briefings in Bioinformatics, 22(4). 1-16. (2021)
  • Power analysis of transcriptome-wide association study: implications for practical protocol choice. Chen Cao, Bowei Ding†, Qing Li, Devin Kwok, Jingjing Wu and Quan Long. PLOS Genetics, 17(2). 1-20. (2021)
  • Restricted empirical likelihood estimation for time series autoregressive models. Mahdieh Bayati, Seyed K. Ghoreishi and Jingjing Wu. Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications, 20(1). 11-20. (2021)
  • Adaptive thresholding estimator for differential association structures in two independent contingency tables. Seyed K. Ghoreishi and Jingjing Wu. Hacettepe Journal of Mathematics & Statistics, 49(4). 1480-1492. (2020)
  • An empirical classification procedure for nonparametric mixture models. Qiang Zhao, Rohana J. Karunamuni and Jingjing Wu. Journal of the Korean Statistical Society, 49(3). 924-952. (2020)
  • Prevalence, risk factors and genotype distribution of Toxoplasma gondii DNA in soil in China. Wei Cong, Nianzhang Zhang, Ruisi Hu, Fengcai Zou, Yang Zou, Wenyan Zhong†, Jingjing Wu, Christopher J. Fallaize, Xingquan Zhu and Hany M. Elsheikha. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 189. 1-7. (2020)


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  • 2017 - GREAT Supervisor Award - University of Calgary
  • 2017 - GSA Excellence in Supervision Nominee - University of Calgary
  • 2008 - Pierre-Robillard Award - Statistical Society of Canada